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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (686 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Winifred Holtby Narrator: Carole Boyd Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this rich and memorable evocation of the fictional South Riding of Yorkshire are the lives, loves and sorrows of the central characters.

There is Sarah Burton, fiery young headmistress; Robert Carne of Maythorpe Hall, a councillor tormented by his own disastrous marriage; Jo Astell, a socialist fighting poverty and his own illness; and Mrs Beddows, the first woman Alderman of the district (like Winifred's own mother). They are the people who work together in the council chambers and backrooms of local politics. Alongside them, however, are the people affected by their decisions. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elaine | 2/20/2014

    " This was a wonderful read. Peopled by some very strong and believable characters, the novel came to life, giving us an interesting portrait of life in this part of the world, at a certain moment in time. Almost a snapshot of an era in time, this allows the reader a glimpse of lives across the spectrum-from the poorest of poor, to the relatively wealthy. Sarah, the lead protagonist is a superb creation-ahead of her time in many respects! She cares deeply for her pupils and their education, and this dominates her life-such a shock she gets when she falls in love,as this was not what she was expecting at all.Perhaps my only complaint would be that there were too many subsidiary characters-even with a list at the beginning of the book, it was hard to keep track of who was who. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Helen Smith | 1/29/2014

    " I wanted to read this because it's set fairly near where I grew up. And it turned out to be a Rattling Good Read as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Becky | 1/15/2014

    " It seemed just too big to me, and too limited by the intense focus on North English local government. I preferred the more stripped-down novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gareth Evans | 1/4/2014

    " This book is a real acheivement. A huge cast, a clever episodic structure and real characters make this book, not only one of the best novels of the 1930s (and it is so much of it's time), but also very distinctive. "

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